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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME041 - Integrated design and manufacturing
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Project 4,0c Grading: TH   1,5c 2,5c    
0210 Intermediate test 2,0c Grading: TH   1,0c 1,0c    
0310 Examples class 1,5c Grading: UG   0,5c 1,0c    

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Bitr professor  Magnus Evertsson


TME040   Integrated design and manufacturing

Course evaluation:


Environment 1,5 hec


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mechanical engineering and product development,
mechanics, strengh of materials, material science, manufacturing technology
and machine elements corresponding to the courses in the MSc-program in
mechanical engineering at Chalmers.


The aim of the project course is to provide possibilities for the
students to participate in industry-related product development
projects, to train problem-oriented learning and to act in an project
environment. The projects have focus on early product development, i.e
concept study phases and test and evaluation of physical prototypes or
simulation models, and value-based management.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Create a project definition by
- clarifying stakeholders, roles and responsibilities for the team members
- creating a project goal statement
- analysing objectives, deliverables and boundaries, milestones and Gantt plans
-identifying and assessing risks and changes
Recognize the connection between products and customers by
- describing lifecycles of products
- listing customer requirements and demands
- recognizing Voice of the Customer

Analyse the process of customer value creation by
- identifying main, additional, supportive and undesired functions of a product
- creating functional models
- evaluating commercial position of products and therefore be able to
Identify create and choose strategies for further development
- generate new technical concepts, combine and compare them
Create, test and evaluate the concept by
- designing technical solutions in CAD
- constructing and assemble a prototype
- evaluating the results from a functional test of the prototype and the targets in the product specification
- assessing whether the project has succeeded, if not analyse necessary steps; a need for another loop in concept generation.
Argue and defend the developed system at an oral presentation and in a written report.
- evaluate and criticize other presented solutions


The projects in the course are industrial product development tasks
formulated in cooperation between Chalmers and the local industry. Each
problem-oriented study has a clear target and is mainly a theoretical
activity focusing on evaluation of alternative solutions and planning
of activities and resources needed to demonstrate a concept, e.g., in a
vehicle. The project course also involves management of the team,
project definition including deliverables, time planning including
milestones, risk analysis and group dynamics
The project management process used in the projects focuses on how to
master the development phase in a project and at the same time creates
unrivalled customer value.
The Value Model has a holistic view on the product development process.
The Value Model may be looked upon as a practical tool that uses
several of the modern methods for product development in a structured
order. The term Customer Value is a central focus and guides and
supports the team in the process.
Besides the development of the product and the technical aspects, the
Value Model includes the two other important dimensions of a project;
the creation and inspiration of the team and the satisfaction of the
owner, sponsor and contributor to the project by delivering a product
that responds to required expectations. The part of the Project Manager
in the process is therefore very clearly defined.


The course includes about 8 lectures and a one day workshop on Value
Management in product development. There is one supervised occasion
every week.
In the course the students work in teams of 5-6 persons supervised by
two Chalmers instructors and one company representative. Each group
constitutes themselves in an organized and structured way. Every
project team needs a Project Manager and a Meeting Manager and all the
students in the team should have functioned as both. The project
manager s responsibilities are the development of the project and the
team, follow-up of the project plan and contact with supervisors,
examiner, company contacts etc. The Meeting Manager is responsible for
meetings to be held and documented.


"The Value Model"
Per Lindstedt och Jan Burenius, Nimba AB, ISBN 91-630-6349-2,
"Design for Manufacturing and Assembly"
Boothroyd, copied sections.
"Process Selection"
Swift & Booker, loan from dept of Applied Mechanics
Jarfors mfl., from the course Tillvekningsteknik.
"The Mechanical Design Process"
Ullman, David G., recommended.
Johannesson mfl, recommended (from Ingenjörsmetodik M1).


Oral and written project reporting

Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.